Walker’s overtime goal lifts Hershey past Lehigh Valley in playoff opener
When the Hershey Bears needed a hero late in Friday’s AHL playoff opener, Nathan Walker answered the call.
Walker rebounded Tyler Lewington’s shot and flipped it past goaltender Alex Lyon, into the back of the net, 7:38 into overtime to give the Bears a 1-0 win over Lehigh Valley.
.@NathanWalks10: @TheHersheyBears’ Game 1 overtime hero#LVvsHER pic.twitter.com/KIGmlwCMqS
— AHL (@TheAHL) April 22, 2017
The win gives Hershey a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series.
Game Two is slated for 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Lehigh Valley.
Walker wasn’t the only hero for Hershey.
Lehigh Valley had 11 more shots on goal than the Bears, but Hershey goaltender Pheonix Copley stopped 32 shots to get the shutout.
Hershey’s first home game in the series is slated for Wednesday, April 26 at the Giant Center.
What a game! @NathanWalks10 was the OT hero for @TheHersheyBears. Here’s the call of the OT winner. #LVvsHERhttps://t.co/uRXT58AlMe
— Zack Fisch (@zackfisch) April 22, 2017